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Report Finds Homeownership 'Unattainable' for Most Residents in Little Haiti
by Jeffrey PierreMiami Herald
December 31st, 2015
Miami's Little Haiti is facing gentrification, and the present residents may not be able to afford to stay.

Fillmore Tenants Go On Strike to Protest Rising Rents
by Toshio MeronekSF Weekly
December 30th, 2015
Tenants in a San Francisco affordable housing development may go on rent strike to protect their rights to stay in their apartments. Many of the tenants have lived in the building for decades.

Alameda Council to Discuss Rent Stabilization, Tenant Protections
by Peter HegartyContra Costa Times
December 30th, 2015
Alameda's City Council will discuss increased protections for tenants there on Tuesday. The present rent increase moratorium expires on January 9.

More Apartments Coming in 2016, But Rents Expected to Rise
by Josie HuangKPCC
December 28th, 2015
Several thousand new rental units will have little impact on the housing crisis in Los Angeles, as the units will not be affordable to those who most need them.

San Francisco's Housing Shortage Threatens African Americans
by Janie HarSan Francisco Chronicle
December 28th, 2015
San Francisco's African American community may be forced out with the gentrification of the Bayview neighborhood there.

County to Strengthen Mobile Home Rent Rules
San Mateo Daily Journal
December 25th, 2015
The San Mateo Board of Supervisors will amend San Mateo County's mobile home rent control ordinance.

To Stop Gentrification from Hurting the Poor, Neighborhoods Need to Change Faster
by Matthew YglesiasVox
December 25th, 2015
Matthew Yglesias argues that neighborhoods need to become denser more quickly to prevent displacement.

Richmond: Petition Drive Put Spotlight on Industry with Little Oversight
by Karina IoffeeContra Costa Times
December 25th, 2015
Companies that run signature-gathering drives for initiative campaigns are unregulated, and courts seldom intervene, even when signature-gatherers are caught lying to potential signers.

ABC 10 Investigates Carmichael Apartment Complex Conflict Between Landlord and Tenants
by Thom JensenABC (Sacramento)
December 23rd, 2015
Tenants in a Carmichael apartment complex were forced to move when county code enforcement condemned the property. Many of them have become homeless.

Advocates Argue Portland Should Do More to Prevent Gentrification
by Goscia WozniackaThe Columbian
December 16th, 2015
Tenants in Portland are being forced to double up after landlords evict them to raise the rent.

Nowhere to Go: The Housing Crisis Facing Americans with Disablities
by Gillian B. WhiteThe Atlantic
December 15th, 2015
Few rental units are suitable for people with disabilities.

Supervisors Seek to Expand Rent Control, Raise Inclusionary Housing Requirements
by Laura DudnickSan Francisco Examiner
December 15th, 2015
Two San Francisco Supervisors are planning to increase inclusionary housing requirements for residential developers, and to look at expanding rent control protections.

With Soaring Rents and a Vanishing Middle Class, San Francisco Becomes a City for the Rich
by Adam HudsonTruthout
December 15th, 2015
High rents are forcing San Franciscans from their homes, and the City is participating in the process by increasing rents at an affordable housing complex where lower-income tenants have lived for decades.

Homeless Struggling to Find Takers for Rent Voucher Program
by Jim HofferABC New York
December 15th, 2015
Landlords in New York City are refusing to accept rent vouchers, forcing homeless tenants to remain in the shelter system.

Pittsburgh Landlord Group Calls Council Actions 'Declaration of War'
by Robert ZulloPittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 15th, 2015
Landlords in Pittsburgh PA are complaining about City Council decisions to bar discrimination against Section 8 voucher holders and requiring landlords to pay a fee to fund rental housing inspections.

Baltimore Evicts Nearly 7,000 People From Their Homes Every Year
by Michelle ChenThe Nation
December 14th, 2015
Tenants in Baltimore's eviction court do not receive the assistance they need to mount a defense, and landlords win cases they shouldn't win.

Burlingame Hotel Residents Get Eviction Reprieve Over Holidays
by Melanie WoodrowABC 7
December 14th, 2015
The landlord of a Burlingame residential hotel will delay eviction of the tenants there until the end of January. The tenants have few alternatives for replacement housing.

Marin Officials Weigh Tenant Protection as Tool in Housing Crisis
by Nels JohnsonMarin Independent Journal
December 13th, 2015
A report to the Marin County Board of Supervisors indicates that rent control and just cause eviction protections are essential for easing the housing crisis there.

Palpable Fears of Rising Rents and Evictions Move to San Leandro
by Steve TavaresEast Bay Citizen
December 10th, 2015
Tenants in San Leandro are demanding that the City Council take action to protect them for rising rents and evictions.

Renting Isn't Getting Any Cheaper, Analysts Say
by Andrea RiquierMarket Watch
December 9th, 2015
Unless affordable housing is protected and developed, an additional four million renters will not be able to find affordable housing.

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